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. >>> overseas now, top israeli and palestinian officials are in cairo tonight to talk about a cease-fire that would end five days of fighting there. israeli missiles have begun targeting the homes of islamic militants. one of those killed, missiles killed at least 12 civilians. in bangkok president obama said it was palestinian rocket fire that started this conflict and israel has a right to defend itself. >> so flt we'if we're serious a wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process, it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> the president cautioned against sending israeli troops into gaza because it could lead to more casualties. >>> stephanie gosk has the latest on those killed and wounded today. >> reporter: with many here in israel and in gaza hoping that a cease-fire might take hold, there was no indication on the ground today that that was the case. there were back and forth exchanges of attacks from both sides. the deadliest in gaza. israeli forces hadity a residential building killing at least 12 people, many of them from t
opposition could be the transitional government, if president assad leaves power. nbc news, cairo. >>> fiscal battle here at home. today president obama and house speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. that would happen when automatic tax increases and spending cuts are due to hit in january. the president invited congressional leaders to the white house to talk about a bipartisan deficit plan to avoid that crisis. steve handelsman reports now, democrats and republicans are still far apart. >> in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agree with his plan, but he calls wla s balanced. cutting taxes to avoid the fiscal cliff. he says he's flexible, but -- >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> reporter: he's calling in members of congress for fiscal cliff meetings next week. but the main republican negotiator
a look now at a plan to change a law that's been in effect since the 1890s. >> reporter: the cairo residential building was built in the 1890s. but its height stunned congress and local officials who imposed a height restriction in the city and passed a law in 1910 that still limits city buildings to about ten stories today. now california congressman darrell issa who oversees d.c. affairs is asking the district and federal national capital planning commission to help decidetaller buildings could be constructed in the city. at a surprise birthday party wednesday for mayor gray, the head of the council's revenue committee, welcomed the new year's long study but with caution. >> what i want to avoid is a crystal city, where you have the monolithic buildings. >> reporter: he suggested new york avenue could be away from neighborhoods. some citizens in the district worry the iconic skyline would be changed by the higher builds. they stress that residential neighborhoods and the city's extensive monumental core would be protected from larger buildings that could change the character of t
unearthed a cemetery 4,500 years old. it is in an area south of cairo. the tomb indicates she was the daughter of the king. it's surrounded by the burial sites from high officials from the fifth dynasty. the scientists say all of the monuments belong to some very powerful families there. and the scientists say they hope to find more tombs in the area. the discovery comes just weeks after the egyptian government reopened a pyramid and some tombs that had been closed for ten years for restoration there. >> wow. >> amazing. >> that is. >>> that's our broadcast for now. "nightly news" is up next.
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